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Homemade Nutella...


Yes, you can make your own Nutella.

Peanut butter, Nutella and soy nut butter {in taste, it's basically a combination of the first two flavors... made with defatted peanuts and at about 100 calories a serving} are dangerous in my house. I know these things are supposed to be reserved for sandwiches and such, but I end up eating it straight off the spoon. I realized my weakness early on, so I reserve my Nutella overdoses strictly for visits to a friends house {mainly because her pantry is guaranteed to be stocked with Nutella upon my arrival...}.

Consequently, this recipe for homemade Nutella is dangerous, but I'm obviously gonna try it anyways!


Homemade Nutella

*Bakers Note: The original recipe instructs to strain the spread at the very end, but I don’t mind a little nut texture in mine. Adapted from the Encyclop├ędie du Chocolat, by way of David Lebovitz.

  • 1 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 1 Tbsp. mild-flavored honey
  • pinch salt
  • 1 heaping cup chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, or chips
  • 1 scant cup chopped milk chocolate, or chips

Preparation

  • On a rimmed baking sheet, toast the nuts in a 400┬║F for 10 minutes, or until fragrant and their skins begin to pop. Transfer to a tea towel, gather into a bundle and rub together to remove as much of their skins as possible. While warm, transfer to the bowl of a food processor and blend until they go from finely ground to pasty and thick, like natural peanut butter.
  • Meanwhile, warm the milk, powdered milk, honey and salt in a small saucepan just until it starts to boil. Remove from heat. In a glass or stainless steel bowl set over a pan of simmering water (or in the microwave), melt the chocolates, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the ground nuts and continue to process the mixture, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as necessary. Add the warm milk mixture and process until everything is well blended and as smooth as you can get it. Makes about 2 cups.
{recipe/photo via babble}

enjoy...

3 comments:

HsB said...

OMG!!!!!! I have to try!

Lauren said...

Great post, i've linked this in my Monday 'start your week off with..' feature.

Lauren
http://tasteslikelove.blogspot.com

Logan H said...

Meesch!

So I just made this Nutella pudding recipe and thought of your home-made Nutella post.

This recipe is fantastic, AAA rated, just challenging enough but also rewarding. It calls for roasting and grinding hazelnuts and scalding them in milk/half&half with a vanilla bean.

http://www.food52.com/recipes/9709_nutella_pudding

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Logan

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